Middle-Earth Midrash: A Jewish View of The Hobbit (part 1)

December 11, 2013 at 9:03 am by

  Note: the printed book The Hobbit (1994 edition) is indicated by an italicized title, while Peter Jackson’s 2012 film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is referred to with quotation marks. “According to the Nature of the Dwarves”: An Introduction to Dwarves and Jews On my way home from seeing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” […]

Punk Rock Moses: How a Raucous Musical Community Helped Me Rebuild My Faith

May 15, 2012 at 11:13 am by

Growing up, Judaism was an ever-present entity in my life. My family went to synagogue every week, hung Israeli flags everywhere, attended all days of every high holiday, danced in a circle on occasion, kept Kosher (only at home near the shiny, renovated Kosher kitchen though), placed Adam Sandler on a pedestal higher than most […]